Protests

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In Madison, Police Protests Stay Peaceful

When a white police officer killed an unarmed biracial teen in Wisconsin’s capital city, the shooting quickly heightened tensions and stirred up protests.

05/14/2015

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Black Lives Matter Plans More Events For Friday

An estimated 1,500 protesters took to the streets of downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night in solidarity of the city of Baltimore. Officials with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis released a statement Thursday, thanking those who came out to support Freddie Gray and the city of Baltimore.

04/30/2015

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4 Things To Know: Baltimore Protests Go National, NFL Draft & More

From nationwide protests spawning from Baltimore to the NFL Draft’s arrival, here are the four stories you need to know for Thursday, April 30.

04/30/2015

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Protests After Unarmed Black Man, 19, Killed By Wis. Police

A 19-year-old black man died Friday night after being shot by an officer in Madison, authorities said. The man was shot after an altercation with the officer and died at a hospital, Police Chief Mike Koval said.

03/07/2015

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10 Charged In MOA ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest

The Bloomington City Attorney announced Wednesday that 10 people have been charged in connection with the “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America on Dec. 20, 2014.

01/14/2015

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Black Lives Matter Mpls. Urging Action to Prevent Charges

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis — the group involved in the Mall of America protest — has responded to the possibility of charges from Bloomington attorney Sandra Johnson.

12/23/2014

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest Brings Thousands To MOA; Some Shops Locked Down

Despite warnings of arrest, a group protesting the recent deaths of black men by police say they will show up to Mall of America Saturday.

12/20/2014

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U Of M Medical Students To Take Part In Nationwide ‘Die-In’

Students from the University of Minnesota Medical School’s chapters of Physicians for Human Rights and Student National Medical Association participated in a “die-in” on Wednesday afternoon. The “die-in” is part of nationwide protests against the lack of indictments for police killings in Ferguson, Mo. and New York.

12/10/2014

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Another Round Of Protests In Mpls. Sunday

Sunday marked another day of protests in Minneapolis. The protesters are joining a nationwide effort to demonstrate against what they consider police brutality. It follows the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two men who were killed by police officers. In both cases, grand juries reviewed the evidence and did not indict the officers.

12/07/2014

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Protesters Rally Outside Mpls. Police Station Saturday

Two days after protesters shut down 35W, they assembled in a quieter way Saturday.

12/06/2014

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2 Cars Drove Through Mpls. Ferguson Protests

Hundreds of protesters snarled traffic in Minneapolis Tuesday night as they marched on busy streets and highways. Cars drove through crowds at least twice. One particular incident involving a white van happened on Cedar Avenue South.

11/25/2014

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Protesters Rally In Mpls. Against US Involvement In Syria

President Obama has decided to take military action in Syria, a move that’s being protested across the country and here in the Twin Cities. A group outside the government center chanted, “What do we want? Peace. When do we want it? Now.”

08/31/2013

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Hundreds March Against Monsanto

What’s really in your food? That’s the question thousands around the country – and in St. Paul – asked as they rallied against the agriculture company Monsanto on Saturday. Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol for the “March Against Monsanto” Saturday afternoon. Similar scenes took place at more than 200 cities across the country.

05/25/2013

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35 Arrested In Winona Frac Sand Protests

Police arrested 35 protesters who shut down silica sand mining operations Monday at two facilities in Winona, Minn., authorities said.

04/29/2013

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Controversial Frac Mining Being Debated At State Capitol

Hundreds of voices on both sides of the frac sand mining debate crammed into a state capitol hearing room. There were so many, in fact, that a second room was set aside to accommodate the overflow crowd of spectators.

02/19/2013

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Hundreds Attend Native American Protest At MOA

The group Idle No More held a major gathering early Saturday evening at the Mall of America. Idle is a protest movement focusing on the rights and interests of the First Nations peoples of Canada and Native Americans.

12/29/2012

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Wal-Mart Workers & Unions Protest On Black Friday

Hundreds gathered outside the Wal-Mart store on Friday along University Avenue in St. Paul. They were some workers who had walked off the job, and others were members of labor unions lending their support.

11/23/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Security Breach In Libya Is Ignored By American Media

As the liberal American press and ultra-liberal bloggers inundate the Internet and newsprints with criticisms of what Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential challenger to President Barack Obama, said about Obama during the Libyan attacks and murders, throngs of foreign press and few American outlets tell the real story involved with the White House’s role in the incidents that we now know could have been prevented.

09/17/2012

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Somalis, Latinos Protest At Wells Fargo Bank In Mpls.

Dozens of Somalis in the Twin Cities are being joined by members of the area’s Latino community to protest their inability to transfer money back home to their loved ones.

05/11/2012

May Day Protests

Some May Day Protests Peaceful, Others Less So

Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco.

05/02/2012

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Immigrant, Labor, Occupy Groups Join For Protests

The most visible organizing effort by anti-Wall Street groups since Occupy encampments were dismantled last fall are being planned for May Day, a change from recent years when protests on the international workers’ holiday focused on immigrant rights.

05/01/2012

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As Warm Weather Returns To MN, Occupy Activists Heat Up

Before Occupy Minneapolis protesters marched into City Hall and up to the mayor’s office this week, they stood waving signs in the street. Familiar ones— “We are the 99 percent!” bobbed among newer ones demanding the city “Stop Attacks on Occupy!”

04/10/2012

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Dolan: Cop’s Interference With KSTP Cameraman Not Necessary

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan says the interference of a Minneapolis police officer, videotaped pushing a KSTP cameraman over during an Occupy Minnesota protest, “does not appear to be necessary.”

04/09/2012

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6 Months Later, What Has Occupy Protest Achieved?

As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.

03/16/2012

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Occupy Hecklers Drown Out Bachmann At Iowa Diner

The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City has long been a popular stop for presidential candidates, but it probably won’t be high on Rep. Michele Bachmann’s list anymore.

12/22/2011

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